Internship opportunity at UNFPA Cameroon

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Job Description

Terms of Reference Intern, Human Resources, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Job title: Intern

Location: Yaoundé

Full/Part-time: Full-time

Remote/In person: In person

3 months

The Position:

Under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the International Operations Manager, the intern will support the Operations team in the areas of Human Resources.

A work-plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. Periodic progress meetings will lead to a beneficial environment for the Intern enhancing her/his skills and capacity in areas related to UNFPA’s mandate.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. We need interns who are exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

You would be responsible for:
  • The intern will contribute to:The recruitment processes of the country office
  • The induction of new personnel
  • Monitoring of contracts
  • The processing of payment to consultants
  • Contributing to career performance and management
  • Carry out other task necessary for the internship.
Qualifying for an Internship

All interns must meet the following educational and other eligibility requirements:

Educational requirements
  • Be enrolled in a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, business administration, management or related field) and have completed one full academic year;
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as master’s programme or higher in in human resources, business administration, management or related field);
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree as defined above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; or
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional trainee programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.
Other eligibility requirements
  • Demonstrate interest in the field of development;
  • Demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in the working languages of the United Nations (English and French).
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
You Have:

Your Experiences: Strong analytical and writing skills.
Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.

Learning Elements:
  • Upon completion of the assignment, and depending on its duration, the Intern will gain the following knowledge assets:Increased understanding of the UNFPA and the Programme Division within UNFPA
  • Understand the UNFPA mandate and policies, including regional set-up
  • Understand and familiarize with UNFPA Governance and Executive Board
  • Understand UNFPA programme design and delivery mechanisms
  • Understand the dynamics of operational and programme support and communications to the field, and at the level of HQ
  • Learn UN technical language, working procedures, and coordination mechanisms
  • Write and formulate substantive documents
  • Network with UN colleagues
  • Work experience as a team member in a multicultural setting
Financial Aspects:

Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern's participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. However, they receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme. The stipend is based on the intern’s agreed place of work, which may be different from the duty station of the hiring office in cases of remote arrangements.

In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.

Your application

Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

Apply Before : 04/17/2024, 11:59 PM


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